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The United States Supreme Court

Author : Robert J. McKeever
ISBN : 0719040825
Genre : Law
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The United States Supreme Court can be a perplexing institution. Yet as the third co-equal branch of national government, its contribution to American politics needs to be appreciated as much as those of Congress and the presidency. This text its aimed at students and teachers of American politics who have little or nor previous knowledge of the Court.

The Role Of The Supreme Court In American Government And Politics 1789 1835

Author : Charles Grove Haines
Genre : Constitutional history
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The Supreme Court And American Constitutionalism

Author : Bradford P. Wilson
ISBN : 0847686590
Genre : Law
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In this important book, fourteen of America's leading constitutional scholars assess the Supreme Court's performance expounding the animating principles of American constitutionalism. Essays devoted to fresh examination of the Supreme Court's jurisprudence with respect to the Necessary and Proper Clause, the Commerce Clause, federalism, the common law, international law and national sovereignty, separation of powers, fundamental rights, term limits, and constitutional criminal procedure. Other essays evaluate the work of the Court as "republican school master", analyzing how the Court has articulated and affected the American people's capacity for self-government, the principle of the rule of law, the historic burden of racial injustice, respect for limited constitutional government, and the civilizational distinction between liberty and license. The Supreme Court and American Constitutionalism will be of great value to students and scholars of American constitutional studies, constitutional law, and American government.

The Supreme Court And The Powers Of The American Government

Author : Joan Biskupic
ISBN : UOM:39015039079234
Genre : Law
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This guide to the workings of the Supreme Court's decisions examines the relationship between the Court and federal and state government.The book begins with a description of judicial powers, including federal jurisdiction and judicial restraint. It then discusses the Court's interactions with Congress, the president, and the states; and concludes by looking at the pressures that Congress and the president can bring to bear on the Court. Topics covered include: the constitutional basis for each branch's powers, the evolution of the Court's interactions with federal and state government, key issues, and major cases through the 1995-1996 term.The reference materials sections provide a glossary of legal terms, information about online and paper sources for Supreme Court decisions, an explanation of how to read a legal citation, biographical data on all justices, the text of the U.S. Constitution, and a selected bibliography. The book also includes a general subject index as well as a case index to all discussed decisions.

Institutional Games And The U S Supreme Court

Author : James R. Rogers
ISBN : 0813934192
Genre : Political Science
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Over the course of the past decade, the behavioral analysis of decisions by the Supreme Court has turned to game theory to gain new insights into this important institution in American politics. Game theory highlights the role of strategic interactions between the Court and other institutions in the decisions the Court makes as well as in the relations among the justices as they make their decisions. Rather than assume that the justices’ votes reveal their sincere preferences, students of law and politics have come to examine how the strategic concerns of the justices lead to "sophisticated" behavior as they seek to maximize achievement of their goals when faced with constraints on their ability to do so. In Institutional Games and the U.S. Supreme Court, James Rogers, Roy Flemming, and Jon Bond gather various essays that use game theory to explain the Supreme Court's interactions with Congress, the states, and the lower courts. Offering new ways of understanding the complexity and consequences of these interactions, the volume joins a growing body of work that considers these influential interactions among various branches of the U.S. government. Contributors: Kenneth A. Shepsle, Andrew De Martin, James R. Rogers, Christopher Zorn, Georg Vanberg, Cliff Carrubba, Thomas Hammond, Christopher Bonneau, Reginald Sheehan, Charles Cameron, Lewis A. Kornhauser, Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, Matthew Stephenson, Stefanie A. Lindquist, Susan D. Haire, Lawrence Baum

Decision Making By The Modern Supreme Court

Author : Richard L. Pacelle, Jr
ISBN : 9781139498791
Genre : Political Science
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There are three general models of Supreme Court decision making: the legal model, the attitudinal model and the strategic model. But each is somewhat incomplete. This book advances an integrated model of Supreme Court decision making that incorporates variables from each of the three models. In examining the modern Supreme Court, since Brown v. Board of Education, the book argues that decisions are a function of the sincere preferences of the justices, the nature of precedent, and the development of the particular issue, as well as separation of powers and the potential constraints posed by the president and Congress. To test this model, the authors examine all full, signed civil liberties and economic cases decisions in the 1953–2000 period. Decision Making by the Modern Supreme Court argues, and the results confirm, that judicial decision making is more nuanced than the attitudinal or legal models have argued in the past.

The United States Supreme Court

Author : Christopher L. Tomlins
ISBN : 0618329692
Genre : Law
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A senior research fellow at the American Bar Foundation and the editor of Law and History Review offers an authoritative history of the Supreme Court, presenting eighteen essays by the nation's most renowned legal historians.

Judicial Review In State Supreme Courts

Author : Laura Langer
ISBN : 9780791489246
Genre : Law
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Unveils the considerable policy-making powers of state supreme courts.

The Political Question Doctrine And The Supreme Court Of The United States

Author : Nada Mourtada-Sabbah
ISBN : 073911283X
Genre : Law
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Historically, the political question doctrine has held the courts from resolving constitutional issues that are better left to other departments of government, as a way of maintaining the system of checks and balances. However, this book discusses the gradual changes in the parameters of the doctrine, including its current position dealing with increasingly extraterritorial concerns.

The American Supreme Court

Author : Robert G. McCloskey
ISBN : 9780226556833
Genre : Law
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Celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, Robert McCloskey’s classic work on the Supreme Court’s role in constructing the U.S. Constitution has introduced generations of students to the workings of our nation’s highest court. For this new fifth edition, Sanford Levinson extends McCloskey’s magisterial treatment to address the Court’s most recent decisions. As in prior editions, McCloskey’s original text remains unchanged. In his historical interpretation, he argues that the strength of the Court has always been its sensitivity to the changing political scene, as well as its reluctance to stray too far from the main currents of public sentiments. In two revised chapters, Levinson shows how McCloskey’s approach continues to illuminate developments since 2005, including the Court’s decisions in cases arising out of the War on Terror, which range from issues of civil liberty to tests of executive power. He also discusses the Court’s skepticism regarding campaign finance regulation; its affirmation of the right to bear arms; and the increasingly important nomination and confirmation process of Supreme Court justices, including that of the first Hispanic justice, Sonia Sotomayor. The best and most concise account of the Supreme Court and its place in American politics, McCloskey's wonderfully readable book is an essential guide to the past, present, and future prospects of this institution.

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